1908 1pi deep blue on blue "Emperor Franz Josef"
Austria Offices in the Turkish Empire
One Year Anniversary
Since then, 144 blog entries have been published, and 112 countries have been covered. The checklist database is expanding every week. And the scope has been enlarged to include a discussion of a countries stamps and issues, as well as adding coverage for the Deep Blue (Steiner) albums.
A deep THANK YOU to my readers. Your participation and comments have been most helpful. And THANKS to Bob of "Filling Spaces" fame, who continues to inspire, and a must read!
And this year should be even better. :-)
There is clearly more information available now for world wide classical era collectors. We have two blogs devoted to, in part, "filling" the Scott International Part I. Not least, the blogs have demonstrated that an impressive classical collection can be accumulated without necessarily a large expense.
The intersection of history and stamps and postal history that the classical era provides, giving almost a three dimensional perspective, is hard to beat. And the interest is worldwide, as evidenced by Big Blue's audience count. Here, listed below for your curiosity, are the stamp collecting countries that have visited Big Blue during the first year.
Top Ten Countries (Updated July, 2013)